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5km and beyond, lets share some goss, 3rd to the 9th of December

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Hi there everyone and welcome to a new month and a new week of running :)

So its Monday, that means its time to put those positive pants on and do our stuff πŸ‘Š

Fear not, here is a place to take five, and enjoy a chat about our running adventures, trials, tribulations, successes, achievements etc.

Sometimes we don't feel like putting a whole post up, but just want to share something small, so this is a great place for doing that during the week.

If you're a lurker it is a great place to say a little hi, without the pressure of a full post.

So pull up a chair, slip off the running shoes, and settle down for a nice bit of HU goss sharing :)

Happy running and happy panthering,

Oldfloss, Realfoodieclub, Ju-ju , Millsie-J and Roseabi


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Just found a further use and justification for the arrival of a Polar Heart Monitor.

With washing lines, yoga poses and skinny dipping I now have a chance of continuing ticking along onward and upward.πŸ€”πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ˜‚

Keep enjoying this motivational magic candy shop and Atb to you and everyone with their endeavours.


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ju-ju-Graduate10 in reply to Tbae

Polar heart monitor??is that so you can use it in v cold conditions?

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Tbae in reply to ju-ju-

It’s Finnish.πŸ™ˆπŸ˜‚ Wow that yoga selfie.I am pleased it was warm.πŸ’₯

By the way I have never yet had to use a roller.

Completely Unrelated piece of useless info.

You and the team are the best.


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ju-ju-Graduate10 in reply to Tbae

I am in hysterics, you are fab :)

FlickM3 profile image

I want those pants.

I have run along 59% of Hadrians Wall now (digitally that is) and am on day3 of my Marcothon run every day in December challenge and feeling good x

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ju-ju-Graduate10 in reply to FlickM3

wow that is so cool Flick well done :)

Snuffy_T profile image

I'd like to reach 8k this week on a longer nice and slow run. I've been doing my shorter runs around my local park on grass with a few hills, which is okay. I didn't make it this week to my second parkrun as it was chucking it down...I wussed out.!

I'm guilty of that too, the running I could have coped with but my impractical sports car doesn't have a hood worthy of the name so I would have got wet driving to and fro as well. I checked - 350 runners last week, 150 this so we weren't the only ones. BIG kudos to the volunteers who turned up regardless.

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Snuffy_TGraduate10 in reply to Now-runner_NeedsAttn

I really thought it would be cancelled . There were still about 300 runners who went! I need to man up.

Yes, I'm disappointed in you ;)

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Snuffy_TGraduate10 in reply to Now-runner_NeedsAttn

I know, the bottle of wine on Friday didn't help my motivation either , shame all round

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Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to Now-runner_NeedsAttn

This is something we discussed last week, if you’ve put your name down for the roster you can’t back out for bad weather. But at least you can put all your waterproofs on!

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ju-ju-Graduate10 in reply to Snuffy_T

well done and the weather has been pretty grim...

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Snuffy_TGraduate10 in reply to ju-ju-

Especially down by the coast, it's so windy and soggy

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Deals1Graduate10 in reply to Snuffy_T

Rains not too bad...once u get warmed up!! But I know what u mean. Bad weather, early start on a Saturday morning isn't always inviting πŸ˜‚

I did Halloween parkrun only in thin nylon costume (plus underwear!) It poured down, I was soaked to the skin. But is was still good fun?! Haha.

Happy running

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Hi ju-ju- ...ive pulled my positive pants up that far I've given myself a wedgy...bring on some happy runs x

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ju-ju-Graduate10 in reply to Mummycav

haha !!! nice

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Hi juju, It was my first Saturday without running or volunteering at Parkrun since 18 August as we were away for the weekend. It just didn’t feel right. But I did visit a NT property at Osterley Park and discovered they hold Parkrun there so at least I got to walk on the course. What a beautiful place to run. I’m tail walking this coming Saturday as UpTheStanley and I will be doing the Santa Run on Sunday. πŸ€ΆπŸŽ…πŸ»

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ju-ju-Graduate10 in reply to Dexy5

That sounds wonderful. And next time you go you can be a parkrun tourist there :)

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Santa run on Sunday completed with daughter.......no mean feat as she had panic attack part way round.....very proud mum. New job started Monday, yeh.....but have to commute really early and no changing facilities so can't see how I'm going to get my runs in.....boo. Roll on boxing tomorrow night and getting back to Sunday long runs on my own.πŸ˜‹

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Deals1Graduate10 in reply to EB43

Well done with the πŸŽ… run!

Hope job going well and u can still squeeze in runs .

Hello everyone,

I completed the Couch to 5k in the summer and spent some time doing some consolidation runs. I well and truly dropped off the radar after that, as I had a huge amount going on (basically a separation and now divorce, but not looking for sympathy).

I remember making a lot of digital friends here who I followed and who provided motivation and feedback on my posts. I heard that they all migrated here, so if anyone's about here's a big Hello!.

Since I was last online, I've started making changes and pushing myself further. I started on a long weekend holiday at my parents on the Isle of Wight, I took a wrong turn on my run and went about 5 miles instead of 3. I walked the last one, but it occurred to me that I should try it again. I did and hit the full 5 miles. Then I really started thinking.

In the time since then, I have joined the "Suffolk Trail Runners" group and regularly do 6-6.5 mile trail runs (parts of them walking...), I've completed my first 10k race in the MoRunning event in November and I've also started some more interesting training with a plan to do Obstacle Course Racing next year.

Who'd have thought this from someone that could barely manage 30s running in March?

Anyway, I'm not here trying to brag, show off, or anything like that, just checking in with old friends to let them know I'm still running.

This is a great community that helped me through the original programme, and helped me find some focus in the stress and pain I was going through.

I got up to this level of running with no real gradual increases or a formal programme, so I could probably do with some guidance. These longer distances are tough at the moment.

It's still true that runners will always give you a smile or wave.

Happy running,


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Deals1Graduate10 in reply to RobW73

Wow! Well done! You've still achieved loads. πŸ˜πŸƒπŸƒπŸ… Yep this forum is great. And I too love it when another runner acknowledges me! (Still feel like an imposter and not a proper runner! Haha) it spurs u on.

Happy running πŸƒ

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Hi Rob, just seen this, and I wanted to say well done, the decision to run is the best thing you can do. I started running after a separation and divorce, and it's honestly been a lifesaver for me, and this forum certainly has been. Keep going, you can do it!!

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RobW73 in reply to Hidden

Thanks Neil.

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